A suspect was fatally shot by police, and two police officers were injured after the suspect rammed his cars into theirs, following a pursuit from Oakland to Richmond Thursday night, police said.
At about 6:45 p.m., police responded to the area of Pinehurst Road and Skyline Boulevard in the Oakland hills on a report of a female seriously injured and abandoned on the side of the road. A witness provided suspect information. Responding officers would eventually locate the suspect vehicle and try to pull it over, Stonebraker said. The suspect failed to stop, and a pursuit ensued to Richmond.
The suspect traveled to S. 37th and Stege in Richmond, where he allegedly used his vehicle to ram a marked Oakland police car, injuring two officers who were exiting their vehicle, Stonebraker said. After the suspect pointed a firearm in the direction of the officers, police opened fire. The suspect, who has not been identified, sustained a fatal gunshot wound.
The woman found abandoned and dumped on the side of the road sustained serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital, where she was listed in critical condition, according to Stonebraker. The East Bay Times is reporting that the victim had been kidnapped in Solano County. Police did not confirm that information in a press release.
The two injured police officers who were injured were transported to a local hospital and listed in stable condition.
An investigation is underway involving multiple agencies, including the Oakland, Richmond, and Moraga police departments, along with the California Highway Patrol, Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office and Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is encouraged to contact the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office at 925-957-2200 or Sergeant Pomeroy with the Richmond Police Department at 510-620-6616.